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Practical help for managing lung cancer?

Hi, I wish to learn how do professionals and people handle lung cancer patients in their final days? I'm a carer for my mum who has had embolization etc, but tumors (from thyroid cancer) in her both lungs have become aggressive, she has had bleeding that I couldn't stop at home. She's in the hospital at the moment, but my aim is that she could stay home until her final moments. Or is this not possible really, and such people must go to hospital in the end? Any practical advice would be much appreciated.

  1. Hi , when my Mom was in her final stage of lung cancer we were able to get home hospice. Have you checked with the social worker where your Mom is being treated? Perhaps they are affiliated with a Home Hospice Care organization. I am attaching an article about hospice care written by our Editorial Team. I hope it helps. I'm so sorry you are going through this, please know that we are here for you. Warmly, Alisa, LungCancer.net Team

    https://lungcancer.net/coping/hospice-care/

    1. Hi kkand. First. let me say, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. Second, it is great that you want to be there for her and ensure that she has the best care possible, in the most comfortable setting. In addition to the excellent information from Alisa, I want to share this other article on hospice care, which includes information on hospice supports for the family: https://lungcancer.net/living/7-things-to-know-about-hospice/. It is important to take care of yourself as well. Please know that this community is here for you. Best, Richard (LungCancer.net Team)

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